Continental Congress


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Continental Congress the legislative assembly composed of delegates from the rebel colonies who met during and after the American Revolution; they issued the Declaration of Independence and framed Articles of Confederation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: George Washington who commanded the Continental Army as a four-star general was promoted posthumously to the position of six-star "General of the Armies of Congress" by an order of Jimmy Carter, who felt America's first President should also be America's highest military official.
    • Continental Congress See under Congress.
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In literature:

The Presidents of the Continental Congress.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
I need not recall to your minds the anti-Catholic declarations of the Continental Congresses.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
Benjamin Franklin returned to Philadelphia the most popular man in the colonies, and was elected a delegate to the Continental Congress.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
One was a letter from Thomas Jefferson, enclosing his commission as Captain in the Continental Navy, by Act of Congress.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
SAMUEL HUNTINGTON, President of the Continental Congress.
"Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather" by Charles W. Upham
Much of the currency issued by the Continental Congress of 1776 bore his name.
"The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia" by Frank Cousins
It is the 13th day of June, 1775, and the second Continental Congress is in session at Philadelphia.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Rodney's duties took him to Philadelphia during the Continental Congress.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
A similar plan had been offered by Galloway to the First Continental Congress.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
He is willing to leave something to the Lord Almighty and the continental congress.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White

In news:

LYMAN Hall, the Georgia delegate to the Second Continental Congress, is trying to resolve his dilemma.
Events focusing on Continental Congress open in Annapolis.
1774 – First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (More info).
A group of men named the Committee of Five submitted the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress .
WITHIN the past year the old question of copyright has been revived on the other side of the Atlantic, and has engaged the attention of an English commission and a continental congress.
A group of men named the Committee of Five submitted the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress.
It was on September 17th, 1787 that George Washington presented the constitution to the Continental Congress.
In 1775, the Continental Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin as the first postmaster general.
When General George Washington resigned his commission to the Continental Congress, he cited his pride in our nation, our independence and sovereignty, and the patronage of Heaven.
1775 – John Hancock is elected president of the Second Continental Congress (More info).
Mark Croatti, director of the Annapolis Continental Congress Society, stands outside the State House.
1775 – The Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy, later renamed the United States Navy (More info).
On June 14, 1777, a resolution of the Second Continental Congress resulted in the adoption of the flag of the United States.
It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which took place that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.
Why Flag Day is not an official federal holiday like Independence Day is beyond me, but you should know that June 14 is " Flag Day ", commemorating the adoption of the US Flag by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.